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  • Wearing ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ insignia could be punishable racial harassment

    08/04/2016 11:46:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 8/3/2016 | Eugene Volokh
    On January 8, 2014, Complainant filed a formal complaint in which he alleged that the Agency subjected him to discrimination on the basis of race (African American) and in reprisal for prior EEO activity when, starting in the fall of 2013, a coworker (C1) repeatedly wore a cap to work with an insignia of the Gadsden Flag, which depicts a coiled rattlesnake and the phrase “Don’t Tread on Me.” Complainant stated that he found the cap to be racially offensive to African Americans because the flag was designed by Christopher Gadsden, a “slave trader & owner of slaves.” Complainant also...
  • Comic Propaganda: Captain America joins the left; attacks American conservatives

    10/21/2015 10:16:08 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 37 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/21/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    So now we have Marvel Comics denigrating Americans who believe we should enforce immigration law. As a brand new symbol of diversity, Marvel’s racially altered Captain America should be called Captain Propaganda after the tool used so often by the left to indoctrinate America’s kids against the evils of preserving borders, language and culture in the United States. In the strip, we are given the picture of a “coyote” trying so hard to help illegal aliens begin a better life after smuggling them across the Mexican border. He gives them food and water and assists them in finding their way...
  • Vegas rampage underscores the rise of violent radicals; cop killings up 53%

    06/10/2014 2:18:15 PM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 6/9/14 | Kelly Riddell
    Sunday’s slaying of two Las Vegas policemen raises to 23 the number of law enforcement officers killed by gunfire this year, a 53 percent increase over the tally at this time last year, which is spurring concern about the influence of radical groups. After shooting the policemen at point-blank range, the husband and wife killers took the officers’ weapons and reportedly covered them with a Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag, which depicts a coiled snake and the words “Don’t Tread on Me.” The officers’ killers — Jerad Miller and his wife, Amanda — had been at Cliven Bundy’s ranch during his...
  • Veterans sue city in New York that ordered ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ down

    08/04/2013 1:17:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 03, 2013
    A veterans group alleges in a federal lawsuit that officials violated its free-speech rights when they banned a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag from a city-owned armory. The lawsuit filed last week in federal court says New Rochelle’s action, in addition to being unconstitutional, was “unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious” and betrayed a lack of appreciation of history. The City Council had ordered the flag down in March, citing complaints that the yellow banner with a coiled rattlesnake was making a political statement. The flag has been used as an unofficial symbol of the tea party since at least 2008 and...
  • Fox's 'The Following' Shows Murderous Cult with Tea Party Flag

    04/26/2013 5:17:49 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 76 replies
    Breibart - Big Hollywood ^ | 4-25-2013 | Christian Toto
    Hollywood and the mainstream media have been portraying the Tea Party movement as racist and violent ever since it rose up during the early months of President Barack Obama's first term. Never mind that the Occupy Wall Street movement set the standard for ideologically driven violence, and that whenever Tea Partiers gather they typically leave the grounds cleaner than when they arrived.
  • Democrat Storm Troopers find Gadsden flag "offensive" order veterans: take it down and hand it over

    04/23/2013 8:47:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 37 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/23/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Democrats love to flex their political muscles in the faces of anyone, but they take special pleasure in rubbing the noses of conservatives in the dirt. They are nasty lowlifes after all. Recently the Democrats of the City Council of New Rochelle New York, a Big Apple bedroom community, decided that the United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association could not fly a Gadsden flag (known more widely as the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag) in front of the town’s armory. One of the five skunks who voted to take this action cried that the flag which is a symbol of...
  • Gadsden flag, called Tea Party symbol, removed from New York military armory

    04/14/2013 11:03:09 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published April 14, 2013 | Fox News
    A group of New York veterans is preparing to march into court after a town ordered the Gadsden flag removed from a military armory. The city of New Rochelle, N.Y., has removed the Gadsden “Don’t Tread on Me” flag from the New Rochelle Armory after the city council refused to let a veterans organization display the flag, World Net Daily reported. The United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Association of New Rochelle is fighting the decision, ordered by City Manager Chuck Strome after complaints that the flag is a symbol of the Tea Party movement, according to World Net Daily. Read...
  • New York town removes flag as ‘offensive’ Tea Party symbol (Gadsen "Don't Tread on Me" flag)

    04/13/2013 5:05:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 12, 2013 | Michal Conger
    A veterans organization in a New York town is fighting for its right to fly a patriotic flag after the city council refused to let the group display the flag, calling it a symbol of the Tea Party with right-wing connotations. The United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association replaced a tattered American flag at the New Rochelle Armory, flying the Gadsden flag underneath it. The bright yellow “Don’t Tread On Me” flag has been used by the Navy and Marine Corps since 1775. When a city council member complained to the city manager that he found the flag offensive, the...
  • New Rochelle [NY] War Veterans Protest City's Order to Take Down Gadsden Flag

    03/30/2013 8:01:26 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 52 replies
    NBC News NY ^ | March 29, 2013 | Jonathan Vigliotti
    War veterans in New Rochelle are protesting the city's order for the so-called Gadsden flag to be taken down from its post outside the armory. Jonathan Vigliotti reports War veterans in New Rochelle are protesting the city's order for the so-called Gadsden flag to be taken down from its post outside the armory. A symbol of pride for the veterans, the flag features a rattlesnake and the words, "Don't tread on me." "That flag is the first flag of the Continetal Navy," said Peter Parente, president of the United Veterans Memorial. He helped hoist the flag up on March...
  • "It's A Free Country" - a new patriotic song that all of America needs to hear!! (vanity)

    10/29/2011 4:57:20 PM PDT · by dayglored · 54 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2011-10-29 | Carolyn Owen
    This song and video, written, performed, and recorded by fellow FReeper "Quill Pen", is a tribute to America and those who risk their lives to keep America free. From the chorus: It's A Free Country, where dreams come true 'Cause once you've tasted freedom, a cage will never do. It's A Free Country, as long as we live and breath So don't tread on me, no, don't tread on me It's A Free Country. I encourage you to check the song video out on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOx9GOmdqhA
  • Eight new Oklahoma license tags themes available for order [including "Don't Tread on Me"]

    06/20/2011 11:56:04 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 16 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 6/20/2011 | RANDY KREHBIEL
    An old symbol with renewed popularity among tea partiers and other conservatives could soon appear on Oklahoma license plates. The Revolutionary War era Gadsden Flag, featuring a coiled rattlesnake on a yellow field and the words "Don't Tread on Me," was among the eight special tag themes approved by the Legislature this year. A specific design for the tag won't be approved until the minimum 100 orders are received by the Oklahoma Tax Commission. The Gadsden Flag has been much in evidence at tea party events over the past few years, but Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore, said he did not...
  • DON'T TOUCH MY JUNK (a flag for you)

    11/17/2010 4:23:31 PM PST · by cj in tx · 15 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | November 17, 2010 | Gulag Bound
    Visit the site, to get the flag, so there. ;-p Then, you may wish to bookmark, RSS, "fan," and visit frequenly. Gulag Bond is for you.
  • Homeowner’s Fight Involves Flag Tied to Tea Party

    09/01/2010 4:01:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies · 1+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | Aug. 30, 2010
    LAVEEN, Ariz. — Don’t tread on Andy C. McDonel. This year, Mr. McDonel began flying a yellow “Don’t Tread on Me” flag on his roof in this unincorporated area just outside Phoenix. The historic banner — which dates to 1775, when it was hoisted aboard ships during the initial days of the Revolutionary War — has been adopted by the Tea Party movement. But Mr. McDonel said that he had unfurled the flag for its historical significance and nothing else. He notes that the banner, the Gadsden flag, has been widely used over the years and was even featured on...
  • Connecticut Marines Fight for 'Don't Trend on Me' Flag Display

    06/28/2010 7:26:51 PM PDT · by USALiberty · 34 replies · 1+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | June 28, 2010 | By Diane Macedo
    A group of retired Marines is asking Connecticut's attorney general to allow the "Don't Tread on Me" Gadsden flag to fly over the state Capitol on July 4 after Capitol Police refused the request saying it doesn’t fall within the state’s flag flying parameters. The group says the the yellow banner, which sports a coiled rattlesnake and its trademark motto, is the original flag of the U.S. Marine Corps and clearly fits into the section of the policy which states that the Connecticut State Capitol can fly “flags of recognized military organizations of the U.S.A.” But Capitol Police have denied...
  • What is the Tea Party waving, exactly?

    06/14/2010 6:30:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies · 884+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 13 June, 2010 | Tom Scocca
    Sometimes, especially in moments of national stress, one American flag isn’t enough to wrap around the country’s multiple points of view. As the Tea Party rallies have spread around the country this past year, they’ve brought with them a profusion of flags far beyond the usual Stars and Stripes. There’s been plenty of red, white, and blue at Tea Party events, certainly — but some of it is in different patterns than usual. Other flags are black and white; still others are bright yellow. There are letters and numbers and words in the mix. Also rattlesnakes. Lots of rattlesnakes. The...
  • Gadsden Flag Now Officially "Offensive" In America

    05/29/2010 1:34:51 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 167 replies · 5,749+ views
    Ace of Spades ^ | May 27th | Ace
    Flag, one of nation's oldest, causes stir after being raised over Town Common WARREN — The Warren Fire Department drew fire Friday morning when members raised one of the nation’s oldest - but these days, controversial - flags from one of three flagpoles they maintain at the Warren Town Common. Their flying of the Gadsden Flag, a Revolutionary War-era flag depicting a coiled rattlesnake with the slogan "Don’t Tread On Me" below it, angered some residents because though it was originally created to protest the British government prior to and during the American Revolution, it has become a symbol to...
  • Gadsden Flag Will Not Be Allowed To Fly Over State Capitol! (Connecticut)

    04/08/2010 12:44:08 PM PDT · by Man50D · 31 replies · 1,365+ views
    Tea Party activists won't be permitted to fly the Gadsden Flag over the state Capitol after all. State Capitol police today reversed an earlier decision to allow the bright yellow "Don't Tread On Me" banner to flutter from the highly visible flagpole after learning that activists had planned a political rally following the flag-raising ceremony. But Tea Party activists said today they plan to go ahead with the flag-raising – they plan to bring their own flagpole. "It went from being a flag-raising ceremony to a political event,'' Acting Capitol police Chief Walter Lee said. "They are using it as...
  • Playing freeciv with the Gadsden Flag

    03/12/2010 4:49:33 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies · 516+ views
    I don't know how many of you ever play Freeciv, but I made a flag template replacement for those interested.
  • Don't Tread On Me! - Booting ACORN from 9/12 DC rally (Patriot Tim Jones rocks!)

    09/13/2009 10:48:11 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 50 replies · 4,578+ views
    (from Michelle Malkin's website)#805248 On September 13th, 2009 at 8:28 pm, atheling said: Found this video of a small kerfuffle with ACORN frauds selling Gadsden flags at the Protest! After they were discovered for who they were, they were chased out of the Mall. I guess we better beware of who we purchase from at future protests, so that we’re not inadvertently filling ACORN’s coffers. --------------------------------------- from TheSpiritOfTruth's YouTube video report: My blog: http://SpiritOfTruth.me This is footage of a small group of ACORN activists getting chewed away from the 9/12 DC rally at the Capitol. Apparently someone in the organization...
  • A Flag of Conviction (Gadsden flag)

    08/12/2009 1:34:39 PM PDT · by seton89 · 14 replies · 1,511+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | May 31, 2002 | Matthew Robinson
    The coiled snake might seem a strange symbol today. But it was and is effective. No American who ever sees it forgets — and that's just the kind of message the revolutionaries wanted to send. For those early Americans, the rattlesnake had special significance. Like liberty, the rattler was found only in America. But that wasn't all. That wily serpent was usually just a harmless, humble creature. But aroused, angered, and prodded, first it warned with violent rattle then it struck with a deadly bite. Gadsden emphasized this by printing the legend "Don't Tread On Me" on his flag.